River Thames

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 10 March 1997.

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Photo of Mr John Bowis Mr John Bowis , Battersea 12:00, 10 March 1997

The hon. Gentleman will recognise that the Jubilee line extension will carry many more people to the millennium exhibition and the other stations on the route than could possibly be transported by water. Nevertheless, I acknowledge that he has consistently supported travel on water. With his twin interests, I suspect that he will one day press us to introduce a Thames pedalo. We have taken on board his points, and he and my hon. Friend the Member for Romford have written to me. We have passed on their information and calculations to the cross river partnership, the organisation that we are part-funding to carry out an in-depth study of the possibilities of cross-river transport.